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IJSTR >> Volume 10 - Issue 2, February 2021 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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An Exploratory Study On The Trailing Spouses' Adjustment On A Foreign Soil

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AUTHOR(S)

Dr. Sara Rashid, Dr. Khurram Shakir, Arsalan Ahmed, Dr. Faheem Bukhari, Dr. Nazia Abdul Rehman

 

KEYWORDS

Trailing Spouse, Globalization, Cultural quotient, Organizational behavior, Cross cultural trailing, Organizational support.

 

ABSTRACT

Spouse adjustment is regarded as the most notable personal factor playing a vital role in the adjustment of an expat. This study focuses on the determinants of trailing spouse adjustment overseas and their importance in the successful adjustment of an expatriate. The cooperation, commitment and contribution of a partner to the personal and emotional wellbeing of an expatriate can’t be overlooked. This study examines the factors of spouse adjustment across national boundaries and highlights the importance of organizational support and cultural intelligence as factors that aid in adjustment and adaptation of expats and their families in a foreign environment. An online administered survey was carried out in order to analyze the determinants of adjustment of Pakistani trailing spouses in a foreign location. Data was collected using snowball sampling method. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of trailing spouse adjustment in influencing an expatriate’s adjustment during an overseas assignment.

 

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